Business networking as described by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Business networking is a marketing method by which business opportunities are created through networks of like-minded business people. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of networking activity that, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationship and generate business opportunities at the same time.
Technology makes it easy for us to expand our circle of influence. However, the most powerful connections are made face to face.
Master these powerful networking skills and you will gain respect and credibility from your colleagues and clients.
1. Take a positive and deliberate approach to networking, you will find this extra level of attention makes it easier to establish relationships.
2. Your business image should reflect your abilities, values, goals, and business mission.
3. Build brand loyalty one fan group at a time.
4. Exude energy and passion to command respect and grab attention.
5. Be honest about what you can do and cannot do. If something has gone wrong be honest and upfront immediately.
6. Focus on following up and following through while you’re still at the meeting.
7. Asking this one questions will increase your bottom line. “Who is your ideal client/customer, and how can I help you.
8. Remember the name. We all like to hear our name, but don’t use first names unless you are asked to.
9. Always defer to the other person. Don’t monopolize the conversation or talk about yourself too much. Allow the others to have the spotlight.
10. Using the terms “ma’am and sir”, shows the utmost respect.
11. Be well informed.
12. Perfect your “30 second commercial.”
13. Remain standing as much as possible-you will appear more approachable.
14. Remain in control even under pressure.
These techniques and tactics will allow you to seize opportunities that otherwise would not be possible.
“Take the time to be exceptional, it will show in how you make others feel, and in your bottom line.” Walethia Aquil
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